A five-car accident on the Westbank Expressway in Marrero has sent three people to the hospital with injuries, including an eight-year-old boy, who the police say is in serious condition. A pick-up truck struck two vehicles before careening down an exit ramp at a high rate of speed before colliding with two more vehicles as it came to a stop. A driver of one of the first vehicles to be hit estimated the truck’s speed to be “95 to 100 miles an hour.” The eight-year-old boy was wearing his seat belt in the front seat of a Hyundai Sonata when the pick-up truck t-boned the vehicle. The boy was unconscious when the paramedics arrived and was transported to the hospital in serious condition. It is speculated that the driver of the pick-up truck may have suffered a medical emergency that caused the accident, although the crash is currently under investigation pending toxicology tests.
Auto accidents are the leading cause of injury in Louisiana, leading to over 72,000 injuries and 720 deaths last year alone. The complex circumstances surrounding these crashes can often lead to difficulty apportioning fault and determining who is responsible for resulting damages. If you have suffered injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost work wages, and pain/suffering, among other compensable damages. Only a skilled personal injury attorney can take your claim to court and fight for the just compensation that you deserve.
At Broussard & David, our personal injury attorneys have the lengthy litigation experience and refined skill necessary to represent victims injured in motor vehicle accidents and they will fight to pursue justice. If you or a loved one was hurt in an auto accident, contact the attorneys at Broussard & David to discuss your legal rights at (337) 233-2323 (local) or (888) 337-2323 (toll-free).